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Mt. Kisco Man Sentenced After Conviction on Drug Charges

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Wayne Brown was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday.
Wayne Brown was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday.

A 40-year-old Mount Kisco man was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years in jail on his conviction last year for cocaine possession in Bedford.

Wayne Brown, a St. Mark’s Place resident, was found guilty of two counts of third degree-criminal criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, according to the Westchester County district attorney’s office. Brown was also convicted on the misdemeanor charge of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree.

A two-month investigation by county police and the Northern Westchester Drug Task Force culminated last February and led to Brown’s arrest. Three plastic bags containing more than 500 milligrams of cocaine hidden in a black balloon on Brown’s lap were seized when he was arrested in his car at the ShopRite parking lot on Bedford Road in Bedford.

Last Feb. 25, law enforcement authorities, after extensive surveillance, executed search warrants on the defendant, his car and his basement apartment at St. Mark’s Place.

When police searched Brown’s residence, they discovered more than an ounce of cocaine beneath a shelving area in the basement, which was worth about $5,000.

They also found 1,000 empty glassine envelopes, meant for packaging cocaine for street sale, as well as $5,273 in cash. County police used a K-9 to aid in the search.

An investigator from the Westchester Intel Center procured a Facebook image that proved to be a critical in link in the drug seizure.







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